Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy

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*'''[[Monroe County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
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*'''[[Monroe County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[[Image:Monroe_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse]]
 
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesGulf&countyID=monroe Monroe County, Alabama]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Monroeville, Al&nbsp; 36461<br>Phone: 251-743-2283  
 
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesGulf&countyID=monroe Monroe County, Alabama]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Monroeville, Al&nbsp; 36461<br>Phone: 251-743-2283  
  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1584237|item|disp=FHL Book 976.125 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1584237|item|disp=FHL Book 976.125 E7b}}.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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===== Birth =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
  
===== Death =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection  
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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==== Family History Center<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almonroe/ Monroe County, ALGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almonroe/ Monroe County, ALGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/monroe.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/monroe.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 21:00, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






For earlier dates, try...

  • Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections


Monroe County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 29, 1815
County Seat Monroeville
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Monroe County

Contents

County Courthouse

Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse

Monroe County, Alabama
Courthouse Square
Monroeville, Al  36461
Phone: 251-743-2283

Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832
1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama [1]

History

Parent County

1815--Monroe County was created 29 June 1815 from Washington County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Monroeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1833--A courthouse fire destroyed all records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-American

  • see obituary abstracts from the African-American newspaper, The Eagle, in the Newspaper section below

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18208,838
18308,782−0.6%
184010,68021.6%
185012,01312.5%
186015,66730.4%
187014,214−9.3%
188017,09120.2%
189018,99011.1%
190023,66624.6%
191027,15514.7%
192028,8846.4%
193030,0704.1%
194029,465−2.0%
195025,732−12.7%
196022,372−13.1%
197020,883−6.7%
198022,6518.5%
199023,9685.8%
200024,3241.5%
201023,068−5.2%
For tips on accessing Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

Court

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.125 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Monroe County.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County p. 39. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).